Here we give you our Top 10 Camino tips, so you make the most of your Camino experience!
1- Pick the right Camino, Top 10 Camino tips
There are many Caminos, all unique in their own way. Find the right route for you, the distance you are comfortable covering and the right season to travel; for instance if you don’t like heat, Spring or Autumn would be better for you.
2- Get Camino Walking
The Camino is within everyone’s ability but it is highly recommended you do some training in advance. Get walking to build stamina for your trip. A bit of training goes a long way. Download our Camino free fitness eBook and get hiking!
3- Know the Camino Culture
The Camino is a UNESCO-listed trail and it has been connecting people and cultures for many centuries. Learn about the history, heritage and languages of the regions you will be visiting before your trip. If you can, learn a few words in the local language. Our holiday pack includes a handy phrasebook to get you started.
4- Bring the right gear
Good walking shoes will be the most important gear you’ll have on the Camino. Make sure to check the weather forecast before departing to ensure you bring the right clothes.
5- Don’t forget your camera
To capture those special Camino moments.
6- Pack your Camino pilgrim passport
Don’t leave without your pilgrim passport. You’ll have to get your pilgrim passport, known as credencial, stamped along the way to be able to receive your Compostela pilgrim certificate.
7- Find your pace
It is essential you walk at your own pace to enjoy the experience. It is all about enjoying the journey.
8- Spirit of the Camino
Get into the spirit of the Camino, respect fellow pilgrims and greet them and locals with a ‘Buen Camino!’ Your CaminoWays.com holiday pack will include a list of useful phrases but you can also download our free ebook: Camino phrasebook.
9- Eat the Camino
Each region has its own cuisine and delicacies, our tip? Try them all! From Galicia’s famous octopus to the tapas trail in Logroño and Portugal’s exquisite custard tarts, there is a new world of flavours to be discovered on the Camino trails.
You might also want to download our food ebook before your trip: Camino food.